The Economist, July 10
I guess the image of Yellowstone illustrating an article about Yosemite should've been a tipoff.
National parks and wilderness areas are finite and fragile resources that cannot handle an annual double-digit increase in attendance in perpetuity.
To assume that fading attendance over time is equivalent to a failure in conservation is not just poor logic ... it's poor taste.
Worse yet, to argue for more luxury hotel rooms as a way to increase outdoor activity participation is laughable. Not only is it of dubious ecological impact, but the chance that putting a soft bed and a flat screen TV within arms reach of El Cap would stimulate a love for the outdoors is like serving up a feast to an overweight man and asking him to begin dieting immediately.
LINK: The Economist